Your Help is Needed in Reporting Winter Monarch Sightings

A message from the Monarchs Across Georgia Committee of the Environmental Education Alliance

Photo courtesy of Monarchs Across Georgia Committee, Environmental Education Alliance

Last winter, volunteers from across the Southeast and Gulf states provided more than 5,800 observations of monarch butterflies. This winter, the partnership of universities, agencies and other organizations called Monarchs Overwintering in the Southeastern States is requesting the public’s continued involvement in reporting sightings.

The public is encouraged to report monarch sightings from Dec. 1-March 1 in North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, and Texas.

Observations are entered in Journey North’s online data portal, where they are transformed into real-time mapping visualizations of monarch migration and breeding. Journey North is an organization designed to engage people across North America in tracking wildlife migration and seasonal change.

For more details on how to participate, read the full Press Release from the Georgia Department of Natural Resources.

The infographic below provides details of what observations (adult monarchs, monarch eggs and larvae, and milkweed) can be reported on Journey North this winter.

Thank you for your efforts.

Susan Meyers
Monarchs Across Georgia Committee
Environmental Education Alliance
P.O. Box 801066, Acworth, GA 30101

The Symbolic Migration project is a partnership project between Journey North, a program of the University of Wisconsin-Madison Arboretum, and Monarchs Across Georgia, a committee of The Environmental Education Alliance of Georgia, a 501(c) (3) organization. Journey North manages the interactive Symbolic Migration Participant Maps and hosts all educational materials on the Journey North website. Monarchs Across Georgia administers the program and is responsible for all fundraising.